18 minutes | Apr 16th 2020

Walt Disney and the Missing Mickey Footage (That Isn't Explicit)

In this meaty off-season episode, we examine the history of live-action reference at the Walt Disney Studio and a long lost Mickey Mouse film. (No, not that one!)

Main source: The book Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life (later republished as The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation) by by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston.

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Theme music is the track "always slept so soundly" by serisu, off the EP domestications.

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Cassette sound effect (which has been extended) is by Bertrof on freesound.org. https://freesound.org/people/Bertrof/sounds/351567/

SOURCES: Wikipedia ("The Pointer," "Marge Champion," "The Walt Disney Company," "Sweat box," "Maila Nurmi")
A Brief Introduction To: Hattie Noel, the Reference Model for Fantasia’s Hyacinth Hippo. the-disney-elite.  November 1, 2017.
"See the Real Life Models for Your Favorite Disney Characters." TheFW. Sara Franks-Allen. October 21, 2014.
Alice in Wonderland, 5Oth Anniversary Edition, Blu-ray.
Bobby Driscoll – Neverpedia, the Peter Pan wiki
IMDB (One Hour in Wonderland, The Magical World of Disney)
"Mickey’s montage." Variety. Nick Madigan. Jun 18, 1998